My husband and I were introduced to Debbie by our real estate agent after the purchase of our villa in Sea Pines. After meeting Debbie, not only did we feel comfortable with her, but we also were absolutely confident in her ability to get the job done to our satisfaction and expectations.
We spent a week in Sea Pines working with Debbie planning, shopping and selecting items for our new home. After we returned to New Jersey, Debbie kept us updated every step of the way. We were able to be kept informed and make decisions from a distance via e mail and by her restricted website access, which showed color pictures of the furniture and furnishing alternatives shown on a room by room basis. This allowed us to make our decisions quickly and to suggest alternatives. Debbie is not only a people person, but also is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of interior design. She is also cost-conscious and introduced us to consignment shops with designer merchandise. Debbie will work within any budget and will keep you updated with accrued expenses.
Debbie developed a keen sense of our likes/dislikes immediately, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her. Whether you are redecorating, starting from scratch with a new home or staging a home to sell, we highly recommend Debbie for all of your design needs.
Carol and David
During the course of our move from our home in Bethesda, Maryland to Bluffton, South Carolina, we had the pleasure of working with Debbie Slovin of Decor & More. Debbie proved to be not only a wonderful decorator, but also an excellent general project manager. We truly couldn't have done it without her.
We had traditional furniture in our colonial style Maryland home, and were downsizing to a home approximately 50% smaller but with a much more contemporary style. Debbie designed a plan that enabled us to use many of our existing pieces in combination with new furnishings which she helped us select. She did this working from South Carolina using just pictures that we sent her while we were still living in Maryland. Debbie's good sense of style and feel for proportions made it all come together beautifully.
In addition to furniture, Debbie helped us select lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, carpeting, window treatments and paint colors. Her relationships with and knowledge of local companies were a great asset throughout this process. She was invaluable in dealing with furniture and lighting stores, overseeing deliveries, and working with contractors down to every detail, including the installation of our alarm system, internet, televisions and computers. She was here on the day we moved in, and helped with furniture placement and general oversight. She later hung pictures, and accessorized every room, primarily using pieces we already owned. The end result is both very stylish and highly functional.
From start to finish, Debbie made everything work. She is a great trouble shooter and problem solver, and resolved many challenging situations with good solutions. Her prompt and reliable attention to all of our needs and questions made working with her a pleasure.
Steve Sorett and Karen Maris
When my husband and I moved from Dallas to Bluffton, my main worry was finding a decorator. Once I found Debbie, I knew I had nothing to worry about. Debbie was so easy to work with and I felt comfortable with her. She has great ideas but is not pushy. She took what I had and used it in new and fresh ways. She helped me pick out window treatments. She found furniture, rugs and accessories to complete my home. I love everything she did.
I'm so glad I found Debbie. I highly recommend her.
My wife and I bought a home in Hampton Lake in December of 2010. Since we are living in Europe we wanted to get the furnishing and general set-up done for us so that we could just arrive and find a home in a "move-in" state.
We hired Decor and More to do the work with some "trepidation". We are very particular and were far away.
Debbie turn out to be an excellent choice. She was professional, thorough, and very responsive. She made the whole experience a delight. She did a great job of communicating and keeping us current both with her plans for decorating the house and all the "other" things that go with getting a home ready to move into. She coordinated setting up all the essentials, telephone, wireless, TV, security system et al. My wife and I have done a lot of moving in the course of our careers and this was by far the smoothest and best.
More importantly we love the "look" of the home. Debbie did a delightful job of picking our furnishings. On arrival we felt "at home" immediately.
In short, I would highly and unreservedly recommend Decor and More to anyone thinking of using a Decorator to facilitate their move to the Bluffton/Hilton Head area.
Richard Davis and Karen Rylander-Davis
My "Thank you's" are long overdue for the the wonderful ideas/improvements you've made to properties I had listed over the years. Your ability to not only visualize improvements that are needed but the real talent of inexpensively making it all happen puts you at the top of my list to call when your "magic" is needed. Without your expertise, my clients would not have benefited either price-wise or time-wise in getting their properties sold. Thank you for doing what you do...you are the best!
Sea Pines Real Estate
Where do I begin to thank you for all your help, encouragement and great ideas !! When I read your ad in the paper and decided to call it was undoubtedly the best thing I've ever done. I knew I had some ideas and yet felt I needed some advice and help at the same time. I was also concerned that a "decorator" would take over my house....it did not happen that way. What I got was a wonderful finished product that I love.
You are so perceptive and understood "my style", and helped me utilize what I had , and we added the few things that I knew I already needed and voila I love my house!
You are a joy to work with , and have a wonderful sense of style. It has been a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to use my name as a reference.